Environmental Science 101
Biology Study Guide
After the "Biology" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.
What is Biology?
What are the criteria that distinguish life from other states of matter?
Why is water so important to life processes?
Why is life carbon-based?
What is the importance of the following biomolecules? carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids.
What are cells?
What are the characteristics of Prokaryotes?
What are the characteristics of Eukaryotes?
What is genetics?
What is DNA and RNA?
What is a genome?
What are plants? and what are their general characteristics?
What are animals? and what are their general characteristics?